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Thursday, August 18, 2011

The 12 members of the bi-partisan Congressional “super committee” are tasked with reducing the deficit. Scott Montgomery, CQ Roll Call editor-in-chief, discusses how the make-up of the committee might tell us what decisions they’ll make. Plus: It’s A Free Country’s Anna Sale reports on her trip to The Granite State to talk to New Hampshire’s independent voters; Kevin Mitnick talks about being the world’s most-wanted hacker when he was arrested; the father of the ‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh argues that his son should be released; and the wrenching decision of reducing twins to a single fetus. 

Anna and the Independent Voter: In the Granite State

It's a Free Country reporter Anna Sale returns to discuss how the GOP candidates are trying to woo the famously independent New Hampshire voter.

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Super Committee: Who's Who

Scott Montgomery, CQ Roll Call editor in chief, explains the make-up and functioning of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction or "super committee." The 12-member bipartisan panel is charged with finding 1.5 trillion in savings over ten years.

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Clemency for Lindh?

Frank Lindh, father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh, argues that his son should be released from prison and that the original 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan was excessive. 

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Anti-Corruption Protest in India

Amol Sharma, Wall Street Journal correpondent in New Delhi, discusses the anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, his hunger strike starting tomorrow, and his popular movement.

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Two-Minus-One Pregnancy

Ruth Padawer, a writer and professor who covers health and gender issues, discusses her recent article for the New York Times Magazine about the ethical decision of reducing twins to a single fetus. She explores the question of why the choice is such an uneasy one to make, even for pro-choice women.

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The World's "Most Wanted" Hacker

Kevin Mitnick, famous former hacker turned security consultant and author of Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker, discusses the vulnerabilities of information security and what it was like being a former hacker.

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